What a week! Or has it been longer?
As you, my millions of loyal fans, know, my cooking hiatus started out with my mother going to the hospital. I have great news here: no cancer! She's home now and doing well. She just needs to rest and heal.
I cannot express how relieved I am that she will get better. Honestly, my mom is great. I'm not ready to lose her.
To make this week extra special, while mom was in the hospital we had a small electrical fire in the dining room. Our water cooler decided that it wanted us to repaint the walls, refinish a little furniture, and give it a permanent vacation.
Fortunately, nobody was hurt. But, we've had workers in the dining room now for three days ... scraping, priming, painting. Looks like it's going to be a few more days of that. Then, every single dish has to be washed. We have a lot of dishes.
Since our kitchen and pantry area are currently in pieces (I'm getting new cabinets, yay!) ... my workspace is (was) the dining room. Oops.
Two days ago, there was an earthquake centered a mere 45 kilometers from our house. 5.4 on the Richter scale. I was actually good and went to bed at a reasonable hour the night before. So, I was up when the earthquake hit at 6:43am local time. There was an aftershock about 10 minutes later.
So ... it's been quite a week here. Again, I apologize for the lack of posts. When I get cooking faciilities again, I'll be back in action!
Oh, by the way ... did I mention that I'm getting a faver and a sore throat?